AT&T's 3G upgrades to improve iPhone service

From CNET AT&T is upgrading its network and using 850MHz spectrum to beef up its 3G wireless network, which should help alleviate dropped calls and slow network connections for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S users.

Microsoft sets cap on free security software downloads

From InfoWorld: Microsoft will limit the number of downloads for the beta of Windows Security Essentials, its new free antivirus software, when it posts the program later today.

Downloads will be capped at 75,000, a Microsoft spokeswoman said late Monday.

Intel and Nokia to Join in Mobile Chip Marriage

Reports: Steve Jobs returns to Apple

From CNET Jobs was seen at the Cupertino, Calif., headquarters by a Reuters reporter and by employees, who confirmed seeing Jobs to CNBC.

Of course, there is no way to know whether Jobs started working again or merely stopped by the campus before his scheduled return next week.

HP Debuts "World's First" Web-Connected Home Printer

From DailyTech: HP announced Tuesday what they are calling the world’s first Web-connected home printer: The HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web. The new Web-enabled printing platform is expected to be available this fall and cost an estimated $399.

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Starts New Company

From DailyTech: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen may be ridiculously rich with a fortune of $10B USD, but like his buddy Bill Gates there's two things that keep him hungry for more. The first is philanthropy. Like Mr. Gates, Mr. Allen has devoted much to helping those in need. The second is a love for new technology.

The Mid-Day Articles Roundup

Bored lunch hour at work? Here's a few reviews from around the web that will keep you both entertained and informed.

Production Cost of Blu-Ray Player to Drop to $50 in 2010 – Taiwan Manufacturers

From X-bit Labs: Optical disc drive (ODD) manufacturers from Taiwan expect production cost of a Blu-ray disc (BD) player to drop to $50 next year. This is likely to lead to emergence of inexpensive BD players and accelerated transition to the new format by the mainstream consumers.

Google improves Flash search and indexing

From InfoWorld: Google has enhanced its search engine's capacity to index Adobe's Flash files, which are very popular on the Web but tricky for search engine spiders.

Google's search engine can now index external content that a Flash file loads, such as text, HTML, XML or Flash content itself, the company said Friday.

The Google search engine will also tie the indexed Flash file to this externally loaded content and the documents from where it comes, Google said.

T-Mobile myTouch Misses Android's Potential

From PC World: T-Mobile's introduction of its second Google phone, called the myTouch, points out the differences between the three leading operating systems in this summer of smartphones. It also points out why--in releasing this "too little, too late" device--T-Mobile is an also-ran.


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